I am finally feeling like there is a light at the end of this sickness tunnel. While I still wasn't 100 % I still went and worked for Mrs H this past week. Her morning help went on vacation so Julie and I split the week. She was grateful and so was I for th extra money.
I had such big plans for spring break, cleaning, throwing the windows open and washing the winter off my screens, but the temperature has hovered around 40 and we actually had snow Thursday. There's plenty of time for spring clean up. I mostly rested, tried to keep up on the daily stuff and tried to eat. Everything still tastes like metal. Oh and I went out to lunch with two friends from work. Bakers square tasted bad too, should've had the pie.
Being home all week let me experience all the wonders of my changing neighborhood. I live in an old neighborhood with old homes that many have become rentals. All the houses except one surrounding me are rentals. Nothing against renters, but I've found over the years it's hit or miss with them. A few years ago we had one doozy next door that locked their dogs in the house over the weekend and left. The poor animals went crazy and broke all the windows out of the upstairs bedrooms and ran on the roof barking their poor heads off. This couple died in a car accident. I felt bad for that. After them a nice family moved in, but the landlord did not keep the house up and now it is empty until he can do some major repairs.
We have always had trouble with the neighbors across the street. Too many adult kids who have kids. They tear up our lawn with all their cars and the young mom of the 3 little boys loves to scream at her kids. I thinks she just doesn't know any better. One time the cops brought the 4 year old home as he wandered away one morning. I thought things would be quiet now that that couple and their children moved to a different rental down the street. No way, just as I was getting over having a coughing fit last night around 3 am Iheard yelling and banging. The kids who are adults that are still living there were having a fight. By the time I figured out how to call the non emergency number to the police (this after calling the fire department and waking up a nice fireman) the fight stopped and they went to bed.
There's two houses across the street from me that are empty. One the girl moved in with her boyfriend and the other the lady over extended her mortgage and lost her home. One has a for sale sign the other is for rent. Should be an interesting summer....
Guess the housing crisis hits everywhere.